James Layfield

Spyglass Realty & Investments

1107 Union Valley Dr.
Pearland, TX 77581


Cell: 713-249-2499   
Phone: 713-249-2499 
Fax: 281-412-0710

Housing Trends

January 2011

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Pending Home Sales Continue Recovery, Gradual Improvement Seen in 2011

Washington, DC, December 30, 2010 Pending home sales rose again in November, with the broad trend over the past five months indicating a gradual recovery into 2011, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More... Read more

Existing-Home Sales Resume Uptrend with Stable Prices

WASHINGTON , December 22, 2010 Existing-home sales got back on an upward path in November, resuming a growth trend since bottoming in July, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.68 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$170,600

Housing Starts ()

555,000 units*

New home sales ()

290,000 units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Home ownership

3rd Qtr 10

66.9%

3rd Qtr 09

67.6%

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2010 (66.9 percent) was lower than the third quarter 2009 rate (67.6 percent). In the South and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast and Midwest showed no significant change from corresponding third quarter 2009 rates. (4th Qtr 2010 Rates will be reported in February.)

New home sales

Nov 10

+5.5%

Oct 10

-10.7%

Sales of new one-family houses in November 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 290,000. This is 5.5 percent above the revised October 2010 estimate of 275,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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James Layfield

Frequently used as staging areas for meal prep, the butler's pantry can be a strong selling point for your home. A butler's pantry commonly includes a countertop and places for storing serving pieces, dinnerware, and other items. Fancier butler's pantries can even have a fridge, small dishwasher and sink. Read more

Although problems with affordability could be relegating some 1st time buyers to the sidelines, some cities have become more accessible to millennials and 1st time buyers. Homes purchased by this demographic fell to 32%, below the traditional norm of 40% for this group. Read more

The entrance to a home can have a huge impact on curb appeal. It is where a potential buyer begins to form first impressions of the home's interior. However, this underappreciated area gets neglected even though it can be the easiest and least costly places in your home to upgrade for the largest impact. Read more

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Are You in the Market for a $60 Million Spec Home?

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